Visit Michelle at the interesting Nature Notes Thursday to learn something interesting.
Let's get this out of the way:
Who's coming over for a deck party? Bring yer flip flops!
Everyone has ice now. I think it is a good sign in a very strange way. This morning when I left for work it was -2 degrees. Today the high was +16 degrees, but the sun is higher in the sky. Even with the extremely cold temps, the little patch of snow that lives under my car on the driveway got smaller while I was work. These icicles (below) are extremely pointy and sharp, like me when I'm really angry, but they don't look it.
There was another one near the front door that was much larger. I grabbed the snow shovel that now lives inside the front door with the shoes (seriously, we've had that much snow. The little plastic shovel is a real decorating rage around here: it isn't a big, proper, manly, grimy shovel) and I gave that thing a big whack. It came crashing down and shattered into pieces on the concrete. I figured the homeowner's insurance wouldn't want a claim for a brain stab wound on the UPS guy when he delivers a package to the porch.
This is the other side of the deck with the green chair. The house faces west and you can see the roof itself. There are still a lot of houses in the neighborhood that can't get the snow on the roof to melt.
That's it for this week. I just wanted
sympathy to brag.